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Construction companies, AGC lobby Congress to spare programs from sequester cuts

Construction companies, AGC lobby Congress to spare...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 14, 2013

With an estimated $4 billion in federal construction projects in jeopardy due to the sequestration cuts that took effect March ...

Big construction employment gains indicate rising contractor confidence

Big construction employment gains indicate rising...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2013

On Friday the latest round of figures from the U.S. Labor Department showed that the construction industry enjoyed its highest monthly ...

A dozer goes up for auction during a Ritchie Bros. event in Kissimmee, Florida. has brought in 9,500 pieces to be sold in an unreserved auction to some 1,800 bidders

Ritchie Bros. president sees turnaround for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 21, 2013

The Ritchie Bros. equipment auction is in full swing here in Kissimmee, Florida, and given the robust nature of the ...

Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job growth

Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2013

Goldman Sachs economists recently forecasted a housing recovery-fueled increase to the pace of added jobs each month to between 25,000 ...

Nonresidential construction index stagnates year-to-year, mixed outlook for 2013

Nonresidential construction index stagnates...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2013

The FMI Nonresidential Construction index rose to 58.1 in the first quarter of 2013, up 2.6 points from Q4 2012's ...

PCA Pres: “Pendulum is swinging back” for construction industry (WOC 2013)

PCA Pres: “Pendulum is swinging back” for...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 05, 2013

You don't usually get a pair of sunglasses at a press conference. And, given the recent tough years for the ...

Recession results in evolving construction markets

Recession results in evolving construction markets

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 01, 2013

Prolonged periods of economic difficulty add velocity to evolutionary changes in many industries. The Great Recession and the long shadow ...

PCA: 2013 is construction’s real turnaround year

PCA: 2013 is construction’s real turnaround year

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 18, 2013

Ed Sullivan, the Portland Cement Association's chief economist, is not one to be overly optimistic. While others were saying that construction ...

How will you retain employees after the recession?

How will you retain employees after the recession?

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 11, 2012

With an unemployment rate currently hovering near 12 percent, small- and mid-size construction company owners probably haven’t worried much about ...

Growth expected, but construction’s economic recovery well behind other sectors

Growth expected, but construction’s economic...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2012

The construction sector of the U.S. economy is expected to see mild recovery through the end of 2012 with accelerated ...

College sports “arms race” makes...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 15, 2012

One of the few "recession-proof" industries? College sports construction. ESPN has a really interesting piece on what they call the college ...

Steve Cosper, Granite Contracting, Contractor of the Year, 2012

Steve Cosper, Granite Contracting, Contractor of the...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 01, 2012

By Tom Jackson Steve Cosper got his love of construction as a teenager working summer jobs. But it was his keen ...

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